Westminster, June and July 2018

The 3-mile walk began at Parliament Square passing Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey and continued through quieter, less well known areas of Westminster with its fine buildings ranging from Georgian through to the 20th century. 

Particularly unusual was Edward Lutyens 1930s chequerboard Social Housing on Page Street with an early example of access galleries around a courtyard. This style was adopted by other architects and became known as 'streets in the air'.

The Grade 1 listed St John's Church, Smith's Square, now a concert hall, is one of the finest examples of English Baroque architecture.  It has the nickname 'Queen Anne's footstool as she is said to have kicked her footstool over when asked what she wanted it to look like and said 'like that'.

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